California’s wholesome, high-quality almonds are recognized all over the world. Almonds are California’s second largest acreage crop and the state’s most valuable agricultural export. Almond Board of California supports growers by developing global market demand for almonds as well as investing in research to address resource efficiencies, food safety and growing practices. The Board does this on behalf of the 6,800 almond growers and 100 processors in California, many of whom are third- and fourth-generation farmers. To keep almonds as a sustainable crop for California, the Board increased and accelerated research investment in key areas like water quality and irrigation practices, pest management, air quality and biomass.